William D. Zabel

William D. Zabel is a founding partner of Schulte Roth & Zabel, and head of the Individual Client Services Group. He practices in the areas of estate planning, wills, trusts, charitable foundations, income- and gift-tax planning, estate administration, and family law. In 2006, he received a Lifetime Achievement Award from The American Lawyer. Among his many other recognitions are receiving an Eleanor Roosevelt Val-Kill Award, Brandeis University Distinguished Community Service Award, Distinguished Service Award (conferred by The New School), and the inaugural Robert F. Kennedy Justice Prize from the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law. Mr. Zabel is a member of the American Law Institute and the Council on Foreign Relations, a Fellow of Brandeis University, American College of Trusts and Estates Counsel and the American Bar Foundation, and an Academician of the International Academy of Estate and Trust Law. His civic and philanthropic activities have included, among many others, chair of Human Rights First, chair of Immigrant Justice Corps, trustee or director of New York University, The New School, The JPB Foundation (vice chairman), Doctors of the World, Princeton University Planned Giving Committee, Sakharov Archives, and Lincoln Center Theater. Mr. Zabel is a graduate of Princeton University and Harvard Law School.